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PM Modi meets economists, experts at Niti Aayog

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi  

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The meeting is being attended by Home Minister Amit Shah and other cabinet ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting economists and experts at the Niti Aayog to discuss the state of economy and the steps that need to be taken to revive growth which is estimated to drop to 5% during the current fiscal.

Among others, the meeting is being attended by Home Minister Amit Shah and other cabinet ministers, besides Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, CEO Amitabh Kant and other senior officials.

Bibek Debroy, chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, too is present at this high-level meeting which began on Thursday morning.

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The meeting assumes significance, as the government is in the process of formulating budget proposals for 2020-21, the focus of which is likely to be on accelerating economic growth, which is estimated to slip to an 11-year low of 5% during 2019-20.

The Prime Minister on Monday interacted with top business tycoons to discuss the issues facing the economy and measures needed to boost growth and create jobs.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be presenting her second Union Budget on February 1.

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